Reflection of the Word of God. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Sunday we will receive several key lessons for our live
as Christians. The most important thing is what Jesus said, before a representative of the Jewish religion, which is the essence of the doctrine of the kingdom: love your neighbor. The parable of the Good Samaritan is particularly important because we live in a world where many place their welfare or benefit before any other consideration without accepting and admitting that there is much pain and much poverty around us.
1. God has written in our hearts our obligations to Him. Moses expresses it in the first reading which is from the Book of Deuteronomy. These precepts of the Old Testament are still alive in us because it is obvious that Christ did not come to eliminate the Law of Moses, but to improve it, to make it perfect.
S. Psalm 68 is a personal prayer about the misfortune and ridicule of enemies. We too must pray personally to God in all our bad moments.
2.- In the Letter to the Colossians, Paul uses some beautiful words that form a liturgical hymn that the Church uses for almost two thousand years. The letter to the Colossians is one of the epistles of St. Paul written in the captivity of Rome and its entire contents shows the absolute primacy of Christ in the Universe and the Church.
3.- The Gospel of Luke tells the parable of the Lord about the Good Samaritan. It expresses Jesus' opposition to the hardness of the official religion of that time. Today we should reflect on our attitudes towards others. Might it not be one day that Jesus has to say the same thing to us.